Guan-type stoneware vase constructed of four ovoid jars with separate mouths, lobed sides and a common base. The vase has thin, blue-grey glaze with wide, uneven crackle. In the centre of the top and the base there are two holes connected by a tube on the interior of the vase.
- Made in: China
- Height: 89 millimetres
- Diameter: 98 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase of four ovoid jars
The dark body and celadon glaze of this vase imitates guan (official) wares of the Southern Song dynasty. Dark clays were used at Jingdezhen in the eighteenth and nineteenth century to create imitations of earlier dark-bodied wares but potters also applied brown washes to the exposed white porcelain body to recreate the紫口鐵足(zikou tiezu ‘purple mouth and iron foot’) of original guan wares made at Hangzhou.
Porcelain with crackled celadon glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about 1800–1911
Guan-type stoneware vase constructed of four ovoid jars with separate mouths, lobed sides and a common base. The vase has thin, blue-grey glaze with wide, uneven crackle. In the centre of the top and the base there are two holes connected by a tube inside the vase.
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